US executive branch text over image of White HouseThis report provides a snapshot of the US Executive Branch priorities via daily schedules and the prior day’s press releases.

POTUS’ Schedule*

*The US President (POTUS) and Vice President’s (VPOTUS) daily schedules are subject to change.

12:50 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route to Lansing, MI

2:25 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Capital Region International Airport | Lansing, MI

2:30 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Lansing, MI

4:00 p.m. EDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Lansing, MI, en route to La Crosse, WI

4:15 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at La Crosse Regional Airport | La Crosse, WI

4:40 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at MotorSports Management Company | West Salem, WI

4:45 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | West Salem, WI

6:45 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs La Crosse, WI, en route to Omaha, NE

7:50 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at Eppley Airfield | Omaha, NE

8:00 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Omaha, NE

9:25 p.m. CDT – THE PRESIDENT departs Omaha, NE, en route to Las Vegas, NV

9:50 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at McCarran International Airport | Las Vegas, NV

10:15 p.m. PDT – THE PRESIDENT arrives at the RON Location | Las Vegas, NV

VPOTUS’ Schedule*

12:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Washington, D.C., en route Greensboro, NC, on Air Force Two

1:25 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Greensboro, NC, on Air Force Two

1:40 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Greensboro, NC

3:00 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Greensboro, NC, en route Greenville, SC, on Air Force Two

3:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Greenville, SC, on Air Force Two

4:15 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Greenville, SC

5:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Greenville, SC, en route Wilmington, NC, on Air Force Two

6:35 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Wilmington, NC, on Air Force Two

6:50 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally | Wilmington, NC

8:10 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT departs Wilmington, NC, en route Washington, D.C,. on Air Force Two

9:20 p.m. EDT – THE VICE PRESIDENT arrives in Washington, D.C., on Air Force Two

Recap of Monday, October 26, 2020

Note: All bold hyperlinks spotlight COVID-19 and reopening developments.

The White House

  • Article: Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett for Supreme Court
  • Presidential Memorandum: Certification Pursuant to Section 6(e) of the Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act of 2004, as Amended by the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006
  • Text of a Letter from the President to Certain Congressional Committees
  • Presidential Memorandum: Certification of Rescission of the Determination regarding the Government of Sudan
  • Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House and Certain Congressional Committees
  • Remarks by President Trump After Air Force One Arrival | Allentown, PA
  • Press Release: President Trump’s Q&A with Religion News Service
  • Nominations: One Nomination and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate

Department of Defense (DOD)

  • Readout of the Bilateral Engagement With Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh
  • Article: India, U.S. Begin Meetings in New Delhi
  • Press Release: Defense Department Awards University Consortium for Applied Hypersonics Contract
  • Article: DOD Awards Applied Hypersonics Contract to Texas A&M University
  • Press Release: DOD, HHS Award $33 Million Contract to Tecan to Establish Domestic Production Capacity of Disposable Pipette Tips
  • Article: Naval Hospital Harnesses Power of Sun to Increase COVID-19 Protection
  • Contracts for October 26, 2020

Department of State

Secretary Pompeo is on travel to India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and Indonesia, from October 27-30, 2020

  • Daily Schedule | Tuesday, October 27
  • October 26: Readout | Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
  • October 26: Statement | U.S.-India Clean Energy Finance Task Force Holds Industry Roundtable to Advance Gas-Electric Coordination Under the Flexible Resources Initiative (FRI)
  • October 26: Statement | United States Sanctions Iranian Energy Institutions Supporting the IRGC-QF
  • October 26: Statement | On the First Anniversary of the Death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • October 26: Statement | Ceasefire in Libya
  • October 26: Statement | Austria National Day

US Mission to the United Nations (UN)

  • Joint Statement on the Human Rights Situation in Belarus
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Belarus (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue with the Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a UN Security Council Open Debate on the Situation in the Middle East (via VTC)
  • Remarks at a Third Committee Interactive Dialogue on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran (via VTC)

Department of the Treasury

  • Press Release: United States and Thailand Partner to Strengthen Infrastructure Finance
  • Sanctions: Treasury Sanctions Key Actors in Iran’s Oil Sector for Supporting Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force
  • Sanctions: Treasury Prohibits Cuban Military from Processing Remittance-Related Transactions

Department of Justice

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) | Daily Press Releases
  • Press Release: Justice Department Settles Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Lawsuit Securing $342,500 for Two Female Firefighters and Changes to the Houston Fire Department’s Training Practices

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • Press Release: Weekly Update | DHS Response to COVID-19
  • Press Release: El Centro Border Patrol Nabs Multiple Drug Loads Throughout the Weekend (California)
  • Press Release: Agents “Unwrap” More than 35 Pounds of Marijuana Concealed as Gifts (Arizona)
  • Press Release: RGV Sector Border Patrol Agents Locate 13 Year Old Caring for 7-Month-Old Brother (Texas)
  • Press Release: Border Patrol Agents in Idaho Seize Cocaine, Meth (Idaho)
  • Press Release: Over $500K of Counterfeit Currency Seized by CBP Officers in Chicago (Illinois)
  • Press Release: More than $369M of Narcotics Seized by Cincinnati During Fiscal Year 2020 (Ohio)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

  • Press Release: FEMA Deadline to Register for Hurricane Laura Assistance is Tomorrow (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: Understand Citizenship Requirements for FEMA Assistance (Louisiana)
  • Press Release: How to Appeal a FEMA Disaster Assistance Decision (Oregon)
  • Press Release: FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for the Silverado Fire (California)
  • Press Release: Renters May Apply for Federal Assistance (California)
  • Press Release: Mobile Registration Intake Center open in Mendocino County (California)

Department of Commerce

  • Statement from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the Confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court of the United States
  • Press Release: Secretary Ross Highlights Business Strength and American Optimism in Florida

US Export-Import Bank (EXIM)

  • Press Release: EXIM Chairman Kimberly Reed and Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc Discuss Bilateral Trade Balance, Important Role of EXIM in Facilitating Vietnam’s Purchase of More U.S. Energy, Infrastructure, and Health Care Exports

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Press Release: USDA Announces Early Release of Select Commodity Tables for USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2030
  • Press Release: Trump Administration Invests $2.3 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural North Carolina
  • Press Release: More than $7 Billion Paid in Second Round of USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

Department of Interior

  • Press Release: Trump Administration’s Interior Supports $336 Billion in Economic Activity and 1.9 Million Jobs

Department of Labor

  • Press Release: Hawaiian Landscaping Company Pays $83,192 in Back Wages For Overtime Violations Found by U.S. Department of Labor
  • Press Release: Federal Court Sentences Georgia Woman to Prison, Orders $1,034,793 In Restitution after U.S. Department of Labor Fraud Investigation
  • Press Release: U.S. Department of Labor and Hewlett Packard Reach Agreement To Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination Affecting Female Employees

Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

  • Press Release: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Daily Roundup October 26, 2020

US Government (USG) COVID-19 Webpages

Non-USG COVID Webpages

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine

Synopsis of President Trump’s Tweets

  • October 27: “Big GDP projected. Pelosi only looking to Bail Out badly run Democrat Cities. Tap, Tap, Taping us along. She has little interest in helping out the ‘people’.”
  • October 27: “Until November 4th., Fake News Media is going full on Covid, Covid, Covid. We are rounding the turn. 99.9%.”
  • October 27: “Three BIG Rallies today. Lansing, Michigan. West Salem, Wisconsin. Omaha, Nebraska. We are winning all over the place. See you later!!!”
  • October 27: “New York. Vote for Trump. What (the Hell!) do you have to lose?”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · 14h · NYC Council…
  • October 27: “To beautiful Staten Island and Brooklyn. Nicole has my Complete and Total Endorsement. VOTE!”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · Oct 25 · VOTE NICOLE MALLIOTAKIS.   You’re either part of the problem or part of the solution Max Rose is the problem.…
  • October 27: “Thank you to the most incredible people on earth. I stand with you 100%. Get that great Officer back to work!”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · Oct 25 · Police Officers across the nation are advocating for TRUMP and rightfully so. The Democratic Party has abandoned police officers, encouraged violence and lawlessness. People are being murdered in Democratic run cities. @realDonaldTrump @DonaldJTrumpJr @EricTrump…
  • October 27: “Claudia Tenney is GREAT. Loves New York & USA. She has my Full & Complete Endorsement! VOTE”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · Oct 25 · VOTE Claudia Tenney – United States Congress  com/claudiatenney/…
  • October 27: “Rose is a disaster for New York. Not listened to, or respected, in Washington. A puppet for Pelosi!”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · 14h · The people of NYS need a change from the elected officials who have done nothing but destroy NYS State. VOTE for someone who truly cares VOTE Nicole Malliotakis for Congress…
  • October 27: “Let New York’s Finest finally do their job!”  Retweet:  SBA @SBANYPD · 14h · NYC Council…
  • October 27: “7 DAYS!!!”
  • October 27: “The Real Polls are now saying that I am WINNING! Biggest (and most exciting) Rallies EVER. Rasmussen, 53% National.”  Retweet:  toddstarnes @toddstarnes · Oct 25
    • – Polls say Trump is losing…
    • – #MAGA rally show largest crowds ever…
    • Do you trust the polls?   More:
  • October 27: “@TheJusticeDept”  Retweet:  Sara A. Carter @SaraCarterDC · Oct 25 · Texts and the four years of actual investigative journalism some of us did – it’s a shame that this has happened. These agencies under Obama  #FBI #DOJ #CIA #DNI #StateDepartment were weaponized by one political party against another – criminal behavior & no one paid the price
  • October 27: “Philadelpiha MUST HAVE POLLWATCHERS!”
  • October 27: “Drudge is DOWN 61% since he went Liberal and/or Crazy.  Heading to oblivion!”  Retweet:  Dan Bongino @dbongino · 3h · Use for your daily news and avoid the Drudge panic machine. Drudge sold you out, we never will.”
  • October 27: “I agree!”  Retweet:  Ben Shapiro @benshapiro · 12h · ACB sworn in by Clarence Thomas. Awesome.
  • October 27: “Biden’s Handler’s want to expand the Court. This would be very bad for the USA. On top of that they don’t want to provide a list of who would be chosen for the Court. MUST HAVE A LIST OF THESE RADICAL LEFT JUDGES!”
  • October 26: “Strongly Trending (Google) since immediately after the second debate is CAN I CHANGE MY VOTE? This refers changing it to me. The answer in most states is YES. Go do it. Most important Election of your life!”
  • October 26: [Video of Judge Barrett’s swearing in ceremony at the White House]
  • October 26:
  • October 26 [Censored]: “Big problems and discrepancies with Mail In Ballots all over the USA. Must have final total on November 3rd.”
  • October 26:

  • October 26: “Thank you Martinsburg, Pennsylvania! #MAGA”

  • October 26: “Last week, Joe Biden made perhaps the most shocking admission ever uttered in the history of presidential debates. On live television, Joe Biden confirmed his plan to ABOLISH the entire U.S. Oil Industry—that means NO fracking, NO jobs, and NO energy for Pennsylvania Families!”
  • October 26:

  • October 26: [Campaign Video]
  • October 26: “Thank you Lititz, Pennsylvania! MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!”
  • October 26: “Played this video at today’s rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania—a must watch!”  [Video]
  • October 26: “Thank you Allentown, Pennsylvania! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
  • October 26: “Thank you! #MAGA”  [NY Post endorsement]
  • October 26: “The Fake News Media is riding COVID, COVID, COVID, all the way to the Election. Losers!”
  • October 26: “Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST. A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast. 99.9%. Corrupt Media conspiracy at all time high. On November 4th., topic will totally change. VOTE!”
  • October 26: “New York, California, Illinois. People are FLEEING, Taxes and Crime are going through the roof. VOTE TRUMP, I will turn it around, and FAST!”
  • October 26: “We are winning big on the voting numbers. Get out and Vote. Bigger than 2016!!!”
  • October 26: “Three BIG Rallies today. Heading to Pennsylvania. I have plenty to say about the dishonesty of the Media and Sleepy Joe. A terrible coverup is happening in our Country!!!”
  • October 26: “We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election. COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers.Should be an election law violation!”
  • October 26: “Joe Biden called me George yesterday. Couldn’t remember my name. Got some help from the anchor to get him through the interview. The Fake News Cartel is working overtime to cover it up!”